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Humpback Bridge Designated as National Historic Landmark

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October 17, 2012, Allegany County, VA - The Humpback Bridge has been on the National Register of Historic Places for more than 40 years, but now the Humpback Bridge near Covington is a National Historic Landmark, announced Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

According to the designation, the Humpback Bridge is an outstanding example of 19th-century covered bridge construction and is the best surviving example of a timber multiple-kingpost truss, used for some of the earliest covered bridges in America.

Twenty-six other sites attained that designation as well. For the story, go to:,0,5525309.story

[Thank you Tom Keating for forwarding this story - Ed.]

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